Henry Clinton is General William Howe’s second-in-command for the early years of the Revolutionary War. He’s an intelligent, experienced general, although he struggles to prove himself to Howe, failing mission after mission. Clinton begins to resent Howe, openly complaining about him in front of other officers. He accuses Howe of being too slow-paced and methodical to a fault. In the end, Howe replaces Henry Clinton as his second-in-command with General Charles Cornwallis.
General Henry Clinton Character Timeline in 1776
The timeline below shows where the character General Henry Clinton appears in 1776. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: Sovereign Duty
Chapter 3: Dorchester Heights
Chapter 5: Field of Battle
Chapter 6: Fortune Frowns
...sending orders for two hours, allowing the Americans to escape. The truth, however, is simpler: Clinton’s orders were simply to drive back the Americans and then wait for his arrival in... (full context)
Chapter 7: Darkest Hour
...the British side, the taking of Fort Washington catalyzed a major shift in strategy. General Clinton is reassigned to invade Rhode Island. Clinton dislikes the campaign he has been given. He... (full context)